1. to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor
It takes a team to create a stunning, memorable event, and collaboration is one of the hallmarks of great teamwork! We got the chance to ask Angela Young Proffit, the owner of Elegant Weddings by Angela and Events by AP in Nashville, TN, about some of her tips for collaboration to help make the wedding day as smooth as possible.
1. What can photographers do to be most helpful to coordinators prior to AND during the wedding day?
Communicate! Discuss order of preferable picture order. Discuss what is important to the bride and the vendors.
2. What makes you want to recommend a photographer to future clients?
If my clients are happy; I am happy. Customer service is the most important thing!
3. What is the best thing you’ve ever learned from working with a photographer?
Book themselves as the second shooter so they can stay behind the scenes and really capture the true story of the entire day.
4. What do you think they can learn from you?
Staying calm and going with the flow is so important; while trying to maintain a timeline.
5. How do you minimize stress on the wedding day and maintain the creative vision?
Minimize stress by planning and communicating ahead of time. Maintain the vision by listening to the couple.
6. What do you do to stay organized?
A lot of pre planning. Spend at least 25 hours building a very detailed plan for the wedding party and vendors.
7. Are there specific tools you can’t live without when it comes to organization?
Google docs, Dropbox, my iPhone, iPad and Mac!
As a leading respected professional in the market, Angela Young Proffitt has been planning and producing weddings and events for many years, nationally and internationally. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Ecology. Knowing she always wanted to help people, her projected path to pursuing psychology working in mental health was no longer her passion. Following in the footsteps of her uncle, who spent over thirty-five years in the wedding industry, Angela has since established herself as one of the most dedicated, well rounded, most proficient multi-tasking experts in the industry. Drawing from her psychology background, Angela has experience in working with a variety of personalities, to which her common motive is always focused on what is best for her clients. She works with elite wedding specialists to create, design, implement, and execute every fine tuned detail in order to paint the unique vision each client desires. Her hands-on organizational approach combined with her impeccable ability to build relationships has propelled her above and beyond the average professional. Realizing her skills and talents are best utilized in logistics and communication, Angela’s company, Elegant Weddings by Angela and Events by AP, offers a full service wedding and event planning team that is experienced, detail oriented and exceptionally organized. Her unique and incomparable approach extends beyond the highest level of creativity and she prides herself on managing each innovative personal detail to allow you to enjoy your engagement while adhering to privacy requests. Known for her calm demeanor and flexible nature, she specializes in travel and destination weddings allowing her to utilize her strengths in creating a “one of a kind” experience in lands far away. Her travel resume has carried her to breathtaking places. Just to name a few, she has traveled to St. Lucia, Hawaii, Dominican Republic, Antigua, Cabo San Lucas, Playa Mujeres, Playa Del Carmen, all the way to New York city, the coast of Florida and to the foothills of North Carolina. So whether it’s a destination wedding on a tropical island or a Derby themed wedding at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Angela’s sense of personalized vision and educational guidance creates incomparable events for any occasion. Angela’s highly touted work can be seen in such global publications as Art of Celebrations, Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style Magazine, Elegant Bride, People Magazine, Us Weekly, Enchanted Brides, In Focus, Style Me Pretty, and Country Weekly, just to name a few. Alongside acknowledgements in world-class magazines, Angela has also served on the board of TWESA, and has won such accolades as Best Wedding Planner in Nashville, along with voted Best Investment, Personality, Coordination, and Can’t Live Without. Not only do we see the likings of Angela excelling in Traveling Wedding & Event Planning, but Angela continues to expand and develop into entrepreneur, writer, consultant, and educator. She plans to unveil and debut multiple new products in the coming year that will offer education, a prominent product line, and services globally online. Be on the lookout for such products as a wedding book series, a wedding iPhone & iPad application, along with public speaking engagements at various workshops.